The Eagles resolved their biggest offseason headache Monday afternoon when they agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, giving the four-year veteran the third-most guaranteed money in NFL history.
The deal is worth $103 million over six years with $63 million guaranteed, according to a league source. ESPN first reported the figures.
The deal starts in 2017 and runs through 2022.
Cox would have become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2016 season if the Eagles had been unable to re-sign him before the start of free agency in March.
The only players given more guaranteed money in their contracts in NFL history are Eli Manning ($65 million) and Philip Rivers ($65 million). Manning's deal began with $54 million guaranteed before increasing to $65 million.